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Inclusion, acceptance, shame and isolation: Attitudes to autism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia

Lilley, Rozanna; Sedgwick, Mikala; Pellicano, Elizabeth


This is the first qualitative study to investigate experiences of, and attitudes towards, autism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia. Understanding the complexity of these attitudes is crucial because they influence the recognition of autism as well as the ways in which individuals and families are supported. Twelve families with 16 autistic children living in diverse regions of Australia participated in a semi-structured interview. The interviews were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Autism
DOI: 10.1177/1362361320928830


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